tunnel vision


noun

a drastically narrowed field of vision, as in looking through a tube, symptomatic of retinitis pigmentosa.
an extremely narrow or prejudiced outlook; narrow-mindedness.

Origin of tunnel vision

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formstun·nel-vi·sioned, adjective
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Related Words for tunnel vision

fixation, obsession, monomania, myopia, shortsightedness

British Dictionary definitions for tunnel vision

tunnel vision

noun

a condition in which peripheral vision is greatly restricted
narrowness of viewpoint resulting from concentration on a single idea, opinion, etc, to the exclusion of others
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tunnel vision in Medicine

tunnel vision

n.

Vision in which the visual field is severely constricted.
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